Car Sick Word Association Poem

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Our fast green car
Green world
Stomach churning
Head spinning
The world turning
Upside down
Downside up
Around and around
Wheels rolling
Streets passing
Blurred buildings
Blurred faces
Blur blur blur
Dad, stop!
I’m going to throw …

Too late.

Di Bates



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Poem by James Aitchison

Teacher Notes by Jeanie Axton

I think students would find shape poems a lot of fun to write. James has given us an excellent example of a balloon shape poem. Students could copy this example and write their own words.

Other examples of simple shapes to start with are:

  • Kite
  • Footy oval
  • The outline of a hand
  • Star
  • Flower
  • Moon

Students in groups could make giant shape poems on coloured card to be displayed.

Another opportunity here is to build on IT skills and get the students to learn how to make shape poems digitally in different programs.

Have fun with shape poems.

Shape Poems


Thankyou for the poetry sent in the last week.

This week can you give Shape Poetry a go?

A shape poem is shaped in the object it is describing.

Below is an example by JR Poulter

Please continue to send in any poems you write and they can be posted inbetween submissions.






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